The Internal Working Models Concept: What do we Really know about the Self in Relation to Others?

  title={The Internal Working Models Concept: What do we Really know about the Self in Relation to Others?},
  author={P. Pietromonaco and L. Barrett},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={155 - 175}
  • P. Pietromonaco, L. Barrett
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
  • The internal working models concept is the foundation for understanding how attachment processes operate in adult relationships, yet many questions exist about the precise nature and structure of working models. To clarify the working models concept, the authors evaluate the empirical evidence relevant to the content, structure, operation, and stability of working models in adult relationships. They also identify 4 theoretical issues that are critical for clarifying the properties of working… CONTINUE READING
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